Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
San Francisco International Airport
The opposing solos take off for practice.
(It seems that for practice they just take the closest plane on the flightline, never mind the number on the tail....)
400 knots at 500 feet
Approaching 28R for the overhead approach.
Pitch up right break!
The Blue Angels have spaced themselves out for landing on RY28R.
BA1 is over the threshold, BA2 is short final coming over the approach light pier, BA3 is right base turning final and BA7 is on right base.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
On Monday night the QANTAS flight to Sydney had an engine blow up about an hour after taking off from KSFO. The B747 returned safely to San Francisco, flying with 3 engines operating.
On Wednesday the QANTAS flight arrived carrying a replacement engine under the port wing.
The B747 which ferried the new engine to SFO from Sydney was towed to the Superbay.
It took only a couple of hours for mechanics to remove the engine from the ferry aircraft for installation on the plane from Monday's flight.
(It was a hot day at SFO as you can see from the heat haze in the above photo.)
The ferry B747 is ready to go back to the gate to prepare for Wednesday's flight back to Sydney.